Our event planning services start with taking the time to understand what you really want. We will connect you with the right vendors or contract them within your budget and together we will plan and execute an event to remember.
If you have questions about an event that you are planning, we can help with that as well. We offer consultations on venue contracts, scheduling, and permitting.
Planning an event is only part of the process. Our staff will make sure that everything goes smoothly with your event. We know how to anticipate problems before they happen, leaving you free to enjoy your festivities.
A through review of your event needs will determine the actual cost. This includes all factors such as logistical requirements, event rentals, catering, entertainment and other services or licenses.
The size of tent you will need is determined by what will occur under the tent. Will there be food service, a bar? Will guests we standing and mingling or will they be seated for a performance. Additionally regional COVID requirements must be considered during planning. All these factors contribute to determine required size.
The decision to serve alcoholic beverages at an event has many requirements. Chiefly is following the regulations and obtaining the correct permit. Alcohol must be served by persons who are licensed via SmartServe in Ontario. There are additional responsibilities for guests, such as providing safe rides home. You need to balance social with responsibility.
Grant is an event coordinator. I've had numerous dealings with him, most notable through the High-Tech Hockey fundraisers from years past. He always runs a magnificent event with attention to detail and never loses focus on maximizing a return to sponsors while offering an enjoyable experience to participants.
Owner, Ottawa Moves
Grant helped create, organize a fun client appreciation event from an quickly planned impulsive event that I planned - thanks again for the successful day.
Former Sports Director CTV Ottawa
I have dealt with Grant covering events that he has organized. I have been impressed with the passion and energy he brings to his work.
President - Quality Entertainment
Grant is a hard-working individual who has always delivered his promises. His involvement and contribution to local sports, events and entertainment has been appreciated by people of all ages.
Computing Devices Canada (General Dynamics Canada)
Prior to being an engineer, I was a cop and I learned to see through BS. When Grant presented to our committee in fall 1998, I had a feeling and cut off the presentation to get to the bottom-line. He did not falter in his belief that what we had started could be so much more. We had been happy to raise a few thousand dollars for the kids but when he estimated we could and should net over $25,000 he blew us out of our chairs. He did it, $24,689 in 1998,, over $40k in 1999 and over $200k in 2001. His passion and insight, while deflecting attacks, remains to me the toughest person a former cop could know. We would have been happy as a company social committee raising a few thousand a year for the kids, but our decision to give Events plus a chance resulted in nearly half a million being donated. Well beyond our wildest dreams. After this, there is no one I know in 50 years of knowing potential that could have done what he did.
When we grew up on the same street, I would never have guessed 40 years later I would meet a childhood friend who would years later create a lifetime memory for me. As kids we played street hockey and developed our imagination in a local forest in Ottawa, playing Robinhood and building tree forts.
In 2008 my employer at EDS sponsored a hockey team in a charity fundraising event called the Hi-Tech Hockey Tournament, played in memory of slain local sportscaster Brian Smith, which Grant’s company Eventsplus managed.
Not only did our organization enjoy the professionalism of the event, the focus on charity and fun, I personally was able to play in the All-Star game with former NHL players. In a fun moment a guest alumni David Shultz from the Philadelphia Flyers pinned me into the boards and give me a little fun rough up. It was 30 seconds, but it was awesome.
Weeks later I had a sense of Déjà vu as I met Grant in the CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) parking lot on the way to presenting a large charity cheque to Roger’s House. At one point we had a minute, realizing we as adults were walking on asphalt the same direction we took as children to forts we had built.